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Guide to Selling Your Used Car – How to Sell Your Preowned Vehicle

Guide to Selling Your Used Car – How to Sell Your Preowned Vehicle

Tips for selling your used car privately.

Best Ways To Sell Your Used, Preowned Car or Truck

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Guide to Selling Your Used Car - How to Sell Your Preowned Vehicle

Step 1: Determine the Vehicle’s Worth.

Before you can decide whether or not the process will be worth the effort, you’ll need to find out exactly how much your car is worth.
A few resources that will estimate your vehicle’s current market value include:

If your car isn’t worth as much as you thought, you may want to consider it for trade-in value at a dealership instead.

Guide to Selling Your Used Car - How to Sell Your Preowned Vehicle

Guide to Selling Your Used Car – How to Sell Your Preowned Vehicle

Step 2: Gather the Paperwork.

Each state has its own requirements for required paperwork when selling a car; as a general guide, be prepared to have:

  • The title.
    • You’ll need to sign the title and hand it over to the new owner.
  • Maintenance records.
    • Keeping up with scheduled maintenance can increase the value and reliability of your vehicle.
    • If you’ve kept all of your maintenance records, great. If you haven’t, you can get them at the dealership or mechanic who handled your services.
  • Bill of sale.
    • A bill of sale is used to document the terms and conditions in the event of a dispute, and can release you of certain liabilities.
  • Release of Liability.
    • This form will keep you from being liable for any damages incurred after the vehicle is sold. Without it, there could be a dispute over accidents or other events that occur before the vehicle is registered under the new owner.
  • Warranty documents.
    • If the car is still under the manufacturer’s warranty or an extended warranty, you’ll want to have these documents ready to provide to the new owner.
  • As-is documentation.
    • If there are no warranties, make it clear that the potential owner will assume all responsibility for repairs and damages once the vehicle is sold.
    • You can sometimes include this on the bill of sale.

Guide to Selling Your Used Car - How to Sell Your Preowned Vehicle
Step 3: Get the Car Ready.

Before you take pictures of the vehicle or list it online, you’ll need to detail the interior and exterior of the vehicle. If you decide to do this yourself, be sure to:

  • Wash and wax the exterior of the vehicle.
  • Clean the rims and tires.
  • Replace or wash old floor mats.
  • Vacuum the floor, seats, and trunk.
  • Clean the ashtrays.
  • Wash the windows inside and out.

Step 4: Take Pictures.

Be sure to take multiple shots from different angles and choose the best of your selection when you create your ad. A few shots you’ll want to be sure to include are:

  • The exterior.
    • Front.
    • Rear.
    • Both sides.
  • The interior.
    • Front and back seats.
    • Trunk.
    • Dashboard.
    • Carpets.
  • Wheels.
  • Engine.

Guide to Selling Your Used Car - How to Sell Your Preowned Vehicle

Step 5: Find a Place to Advertise.

To advertise your vehicle properly, you’ll need to find an online classified service where potential buyers will be shopping.

There are plenty of options out there, so we’ve provided a guide to advertising your vehicle to get you started.

Step 6: Create an Ad.

Be sure to include the following information at a minimum:

  • Asking price.
    • Be sure to include if the price is firm, OBO (“or best offer”), or a quick sale.
  • Mileage.
  • Condition of the vehicle.
  • Any history of accidents or damage.
  • Modifications or upgrades that have been made.
  • Recent repairs.
  • VIN number.
  • Number of owners.

Guide to Selling Your Used Car - How to Sell Your Preowned Vehicle
Step 7: Screen Potential Buyers.

After you’ve posted an ad online, be ready to respond to incoming inquires. Answer any questions by e-mail or phone, and only set up test drives for serious buyers.

This is also the time you’ll want to beware of fraud. Lay out your guidelines to determine legitimate candidates. Before setting your appointment:

    • Ask for the person’s full name.
  • Clarify forms of payment that will be acceptable.
    • Checks and money orders are riskier option, so if you accept these methods make sure you have the funds in hand before you sign over the title.
  • Make sure the buyer knows monthly payments aren’t acceptable.
    • There’s no way for you to collect if a buyer decides to stop payment.
  • Determine if the buyer is in the area.
    • National or overseas sales will complicate the process, especially if the buyer doesn’t plan on looking at the vehicle first.

Guide to Selling Your Used Car - How to Sell Your Preowned Vehicle
Step 8: Give Your Sales Pitch.

The best time to inform the buyer of why your vehicle would be a better purchase than others on the market is during the test drive.

A few tips for a good sales pitch include:

  • Sizing up the driver.
    • Find out what they currently drive.
    • What they’re looking for in their next vehicle.
    • Use this information to ease their concerns.
  • Pitching the benefits of your car, such as the:
    • Fuel economy.
    • Affordability of replacement parts.
    • Performance specification of the engine.
    • Reliability and safety features.

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It’s often a matter of trading price for convenience. That means that if you’re in a hurry to sell your car, or you are looking for the easiest way to sell, you should expect to get less money. But if time and convenience are not overriding concerns, you can get the best price for the car.
First, get the value of your car

Used car Syracuse - Guide to Selling Your Used Car - How to Sell Your Preowned VehicleWhether you sell or trade your vehicle, you should first get a reliable estimate of its value. Since most of us are not car experts, that’s the only way to know if an offer is reasonable. You can easily do that from home.

You can get the value of your vehicle online using either Kelly Blue Book’s Get Your Blue Book Value page, or the Appraise Your Car page at

In either case, you will have to answer a series of questions about your car, including the make, model, options, and mileage. They will also ask you about the condition of the car, and you have to be as honest as possible here. They will give definitions of various conditions, and you should be careful to select the one that most realistically describes the vehicle. It can make a big difference either way.

Once you have completed the questionnaire, they will provide the estimate. You should print that page, and have it ready to bring to a dealer or to show to a private party.

Guide to Selling Your Used Car - How to Sell Your Preowned VehicleThey will typically provide both the retail and the wholesale value of your car. The retail value will be what you can expect sell the car to a private party for, while the wholesale value is what you can expect a dealer to pay for the car on a trade or outright purchase.
Option #1: Trade it in for your new car

This is generally the quickest, easiest way to sell your car because you’re accomplishing the sale of your current car at the same time you’re buying a new one. This makes the sale of your current car a relatively minor effort on your part, if there is any effort at all.

But you should be aware that you do give up something in exchange for the convenience. The trade-in value that you’ll be offered by a car dealer is probably not the best price you can get for the car. The reality is that the more value the dealer assigns your current car, the less they make on the resale of that car. In some ways, you and the car dealer are natural enemies when it comes to the value of your car.

And this is just my gut feeling based on personal experience, but I believe that the trade-in value of a car at a dealership is a moving target. What the dealer gives you on the trade-in might show up as an extra charge, or a higher charge, on the purchase of your new car.

It’s a process that just seems to give too much power to the dealer. After all, you’re not just working with the dealer to purchase your new car, but you’re now adding in the sale of your current car to the mix as well. But if ease and convenience are your primary goals in the sale of your car, trading it in to the dealer is the best option.

Used car Syracuse - Guide to Selling Your Used Car - How to Sell Your Preowned Vehicle
Option #2: Sell it to an outside dealer

Many car dealers will purchase your current car even if you don’t buy a new car from them. After all, they are all in the car selling business, and the purchase of your car represents an opportunity to sell it as a used car on their lot.

It’s not at all unlike a trade-in, since the dealer is likely to give you the lowest value possible for your car. But it is a way of separating the selling of your car from the buying of a new one, the way it works if you simply trade your car in as a down payment on a new one. That will at least give you the option to walk, and go to another dealer if you aren’t happy with what they will pay for your car.

Check around for car dealers in your area who will purchase your car even if you don’t buy a new one from them. Shop around, and work with the dealer who will give you the best offer.

One way to do this is through Autotrader’s Instant Cash Offer feature (Kelly Blue Book has a similar arrangement on their site above) . You can get an evaluation on the site, then take it to a participating dealer who will verify your car’s features and condition. If the car fits the description you’ve given, the dealer will buy it for cash, or accept it as a trade-in on a new purchase.

Guide to Selling Your Used Car - How to Sell Your Preowned Vehicle

Guide to Selling Your Used Car – How to Sell Your Preowned Vehicle

Option #3: Sell it to CarMax

If you have a CarMax in your area, this is definitely an option. CarMax advertises that they will purchase any car in any condition – a fact that I can verify personally.

You can schedule an appraisal online, then bring the car into the store. They will complete the appraisal in about 30 minutes, then make you a written offer. The offer will be good for seven days, which gives you a full week to shop around for another car, confident that you will have an exact amount of money from the sale of your current car.

You can sell your car to CarMax even if you don’t buy a car from them. If and when you decide to go ahead with the sale, they will pay you by bank draft. This is one of the quickest, easiest and cleanest ways to sell a car, no matter what your circumstances might be. They won’t give you top dollar for your car, but it will be an easy sale.

We recently had a 17 year old van with more than 150,000 miles on it—and in bad shape. We were moving out of state, and the van wouldn’t make the 1,000+ mile trip. In fact, the ride to CarMax to get a written estimate was probably the last run the vehicle would ever make. Translation: we were desperate to unload the van.

The process played out exactly as the CarMax website said. The car was evaluated in a about 30 minutes, and shortly afterwards we received an offer. It was only $200, but the alternative was to pay a wrecker to haul it out to an auto graveyard, where it would be pirated for parts. We would have liked a little bit more, but it was better than nothing.
Option #4: Sell to a private party

This is the best way to get the highest price for your car. Remember that at the beginning we said that Kelly Blue Book and will give you a retail (higher) and wholesale (lower) value on your car? If you plan to sell the car to a private party, your target price should be the retail value that you are given. This will be the highest price possible for the vehicle.

Guide to Selling Your Used Car - How to Sell Your Preowned VehicleThe one drawback to this method is that it will almost certainly take longer than any of the other sales methods available. You will have to advertise the vehicle for sale, then wait for a buyer. You may have to show the car several times before you actually get someone interested, and who actually has the money.

Advertise the car anywhere that you can, and preferably in places where you can do it for free. Look for online sites where you can advertise the car, post flyers at work and in businesses, like laundromats, and send out emails to everyone you know.

Once you do get a buyer, make sure that you accept a cashier’s check in payment, and close the transaction at the same bank that the check is issued by. Only then should you turn over the title of the car, as well as the car itself, to the buyer. Never accept a personal check, because they can bounce. That would force you to take legal action in order to recover the vehicle. But if the personal check issued is fraudulent, you could be completely out of luck.

Guide to Selling Your Used Car - How to Sell Your Preowned Vehicle

Guide to Selling Your Used Car – How to Sell Your Preowned Vehicle

Option #5: Take a shot on the “We Buy Cars For Cash” offerings

Have you ever seen those signs along the road that say “We Buy Cars For Cash”? In the normal course of your life, you probably ignore them. But when you are actually in the market to sell your car, you may be tempted. But you should think of these only as an absolute last resort.

The problem with these offers is that they are usually extremely low. After all, their whole reason for making such an offer is the hope of buying a good car on the cheap. If your car is in below average condition, they may not make an offer at all. And any offer they do make is likely to border on insulting.

You are better off selling the car to CarMax, or to a local dealer. Failing that, you’ll probably be better off trading it in as a down payment on a new car.

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2012 Nissan Altima

2012 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima 2012 Highlights.

2012 Nissan Altima red

2012 Nissan Altima red

New and Used Nissan Altima

2012 Nissan Altima technology
Proven Quality
The 2012 Altima models were put through extensive quality and durability tests, in extreme temperatures and challenging road conditions.
The results? A best-selling Nissan vehicle that was built to last, and made to drive.
2012 Nissan Altima Bose Audio System
Premium Sound
The iPod®-compatible stereo interface lets you choose your own playlists or podcasts, and control your MP3 player through Altima’s display screen.With the 9-speaker Bose® system you can count on rich sound, whether you’re listening to your favorite song, or taking a call through the Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System.
2012 Nissan Altima safety features
Safety-Driven Technologies
With airbags that adjust their inflation based on the severity of impact, Brake Override Technology that helps you come to a safe stop in an emergency, and child restraint features to help protect the little ones, the 2012 Altima keeps you moving with confidence.
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Vehicle Highlights
Fuel Economy:
City 23/Hwy 32/Comb 27 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Doors: 4 Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.5 Liter
Drivetrain: FWD Transmission: Automatic, CVT
EPA Class: Midsize Cars Body Style: Sedan
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States
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Engine 4-Cyl, 2.5 Liter
Horsepower 175 @ 5600 RPM
Torque 180 @ 3900 RPM
Fuel Economy City 23/Hwy 32/Comb 27 MPG
Bore x Stroke 3.50 x 3.94
Compression Ratio 9.6
Fuel Type Gas
Fuel Induction Sequential Fuel Injection
Valve Train Dual Overhead Cam
Valves Per Cylinder 4
Total Number Valves 16
Transmission Automatic, CVT
Drivetrain FWD
Transfer Case
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nissan altima air bags and safety

Fuel Capacity 20.0 gallons
Wheel Base 109.3 inches
Overall Length 190.7 inches
Width with Mirrors 70.7 inches
Width without Mirrors
Height 58.0 inches
Curb Weight 3192 lbs.
Tires / Wheel Size P215/60R16
Rear Tires / Wheel Size
Turning Diameter 36.1 feet
Standard Axle Ratio 5.80
Minimum Ground Clearance 5.4 inches
Maximum Ground Clearance
Maximum GVWR 4279 lbs.
Maximum Towing
Payload Base Capacity
Head Room: Front 40.6 inches
Head Room: Rear 36.8 inches
Leg Room: Front 44.1 inches
Leg Room: Rear 35.8 inches
Shoulder Room: Front 55.7 inches
Shoulder Room: Rear 55.5 inches
EPA Passenger 100.7 cu.ft.
EPA Trunk or Cargo 15.3 cu.ft.
EPA Total Interior 116.0 cu.ft.
4-Cyl, 2.5 Liter

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nissan altima go high tech

Automatic, CVT

2012 nissan altima inside

2012 nissan altima inside

Braking and Traction
Traction Control
Vehicle Dynamic Control
ABS (4-Wheel)

2012 nissan altima dashboard

2012 nissan altima dashboard

Comfort and Convenience
Anti-Theft System
Keyless Entry
Keyless Start
Air Conditioning
Power Windows
Power Door Locks
Cruise Control

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altima sedan vs coupe

Power Steering
Tilt & Telescoping Wheel
Entertainment and Instrumentation
AM/FM Stereo
MP3 (Single Disc)
Safety and Security
Dual Air Bags
Side Air Bags
F&R Head Curtain Air Bags

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Annual New Car Show in Syracuse

Annual New Car Show in Syracuse

Syracuse Annual new car EXPO 2016

Domestic and foreign automakers will show off their latest models on both floors of the Onondaga County Convention Center and the Onondaga County War Memorial arena.
Syracuse Auto EXPO

(A tunnel connects the two buildings, so visitors can walk from one to the other without braving the elements outside.)
The 108th Annual new car show is sponsored by the Syracuse Automobile Dealers Association.

OnCenter Convention Center & War Memorial Arena – Two buildings, four floors, 135,000 square feet of show space.

1. Chevrolet Corvette
2. BMW i8 plug-in hybrid
3. Porsche Cayman GT4
4. Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker
5. Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
6. Dodge Charger SXT
7. Ford Mustang GT
8. Chevrolet Camaro RS
9. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
10. Cadillac CT6
11. Mazda MX5

The 108th annual car show sponsored by Syracuse Auto Dealers Association starts today and runs through Sunday at the OnCenter Convention Center and the War Memorial Arena at South State and Harrison streets downtown.

Show Hours:
Thursday – Friday 4-9pm,
Saturday 12 Noon-9pm;
Sunday 12 Noon-5pm
Tickets: Adults $9.00; Seniors $7; Children under 12 $3.00 and Children under 5 FREE


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Lexus RX 300 in Syracuse

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Lexus RX-300 year: 2002
In Syracuse NY

Drives like a car. That’s why this is Lexus’ best-selling vehicle.
Well-appointed interior, perfect road manners, excellent crash-test results, optional four-wheel drive.

Color: White
VIN#: email for vin number
Transmission: Automatic
Year: 2002
Engine: 3.0L V6
Make: lexus
Drive Train: AWD
Model: RX 300
Mileage: 110000
State: NY
Interior: Leather

Lexus was the first automaker to offer a true car-based luxury SUV, and consumers have rewarded the company by making the RX 300 the best-selling Lexus in the land. Touted upon introduction as a “new breed of SUV,” the RX 300 is supposed to offer the style, versatility and poor-weather traction of a four-wheel-drive sport-ute without negatively affecting ride, fuel economy or ease of entry/exit. We would deem the mission a success.

Rather than employ a conventional body-on-frame design, Lexus built the RX 300 on a unibody platform that shares more than a passing resemblance with the Toyota Camry. With dimensions similar to those of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the RX 300 can be classified a midsize SUV, thanks to a maximum cargo capacity measurement of 75 cubic feet.

2002-lexus-rx-300-4dr-suvPowering the RX 300 is a smooth-revving 3.0-liter V6 producing 220 horsepower and 222 pound-feet of torque. Eighty percent of peak torque is available as low as 1,600 rpm, which translates into spirited acceleration around town. The all-wheel-drive version sprints from rest to 60 mph in 9.1 seconds, which is about average for a midsize SUV.

Equipped with a silky four-speed automatic transmission and riding on a four-wheel independent suspension sprung with MacPherson struts at each corner, the RX 300 drives just like a lighter, marginally more nimble minivan. With a large, rakish windshield and goofy front quarter-windows, the view from the driver seat imparts the same feel as a Toyota Sienna.

lexus rx-300 V6 four Can 24 VVT-i engine

Lexus rx-300 V6 four Can 24 VVT-i engine

Unlike the Sienna, the RX 300 can be had with your choice of front-wheel drive or full-time four-wheel drive. Not only does the front-wheel-drive version perform better and get better fuel economy, but it benefits from standard electronic traction control to improve poor weather performance. Four-wheelers include a viscous center differential that directs torque to the wheels with the most traction whenever slippage occurs.

The RX 300 tackles daily driver tasks quite well. The softly sprung suspension soaks up road irregularities, the steering is light and linear, and the brakes are quite strong.

Lexus RX-30 LCD dashboardHowever, when it comes to serious work, whether on or off the road, the Lexus proves ill-equipped. It lacks a low-range transfer case for anything more than light off-roading, and maximum towing capacity is 3,500 pounds, which is 3,000 pounds less than a 4×4 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8.

Don’t expect to canyon-carve, either, as the suspension lets the body roll excessively when the RX is pushed hard in turns.

Lexus-RX-300 leather insideInside, the RX 300 is spacious and comfortable up front; less so on the low-mounted rear bench. The optional leather package includes cowhide on the seating surfaces and headrests, and the stuff actually feels like leather instead of vinyl. Dashboard materials and instruments feel substantial and are obviously shared with a number of other Toyota products. Safety highlights include standard side airbags and stability control (Toyota’s VSC), and the RX 300 scores highly in federal government crash tests.

Audio and climate control functions partially rely on information displayed.  The knobs and buttons for the stereo and climate control are small.


Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy wheels
  • 16 x 6.5 in. wheels
  • Alloy spare wheel
  • P225/70R S tires
  • All season tires
  • Inside mounted spare tire
  • Fullsize matching spare tire

Roof and Glass

  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Privacy glass
  • Rear defogger
  • Intermittent rear wiper

Truck Features

  • Painted finish bumpers


  • Rear liftgate door


  • Width: 71.5 in.
  • Height: 65.7 in.
  • Length: 180.3 in.
  • Ground clearance: 7.7 in.
  • Front track: 61.6 in.
  • Rear track: 61 in.
  • Wheel base: 103 in.
  • Cargo capacity, all seats in place: 30.7 cu.ft.
  • Maximum cargo capacity: 75 cu.ft.
  • Maximum towing capacity: 3500 lbs.**
  • Gross weight: 4950 lbs.
  • Drag Coefficient: 0.36 Cd
  • Curb weight: 3715 lbs.
  • Angle of approach: 28 degrees
  • Angle of departure: 23 degrees


Engine & Performance

  • Base engine size: 3.0 L
  • Cam type: Double overhead cam (DOHC)
  • Cylinders: V6
  • Valves: 24
  • Valve timing: Variable
  • Torque: 222 ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm
  • Horsepower: 220 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Turning circle: 41.3 ft.
  • Base engine type: gas


  • Drive type: front wheel drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic


  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • MacPherson strut rear suspension
  • Four-wheel independent suspension


  • Fuel type: gas
  • Fuel type: regular unleaded
  • Fuel tank capacity: 19.8 gal.
  • Range in miles (cty/hwy): 336.6/415.8 mi.
  • EPA mileage est. (cty/hwy): 17/21 mpg


Safety & Security

  • 4-wheel ABS
  • Dual front side-mounted airbags
  • Child seat anchors
  • Remote anti-theft alarm system
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Daytime running lights
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Front fog/driving lights
  • Auto delay off headlamps
  • Dusk sensing headlamps
  • 2 front headrests
  • 3 rear headrests
  • Rear center 3-point belt
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • Stability control
  • Traction control
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Front height adjustable headrests
  • Rear height adjustable headrests



1998 Lexus ES 300 in Syracuse

1998 Lexus ES 300 Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Email with questions to:
General info about 1998 Lexus ES300:
On video not the car I am selling it is general overview. For real photos of Car that is for sale look and the photo gallery, and call for test drive.

Above full in depth overview tour  of the 1998 Lexus ES300.It take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself.
Video also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration.
A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.

I find this video on YouTube and show as overview of same car as it for sale.
Conditions of the car I am selling is different, so you need to see and test drive it.

Side-impact airbags debut on Lexus’s entry-level car, as does an engine immobilizer anti-theft system and an optional Nakamichi audio system. Reduced force front airbags are also new on all 1998 Lexus models.

  • 3.0L V6 engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • Side/Curtain Airbags
  • Traction Control
lexus ES 300 for sale in Syracuse, New York
Lexus ES 300 for sale in Syracuse, New York

Standard Features

  • Bucket Seats
  • Center Console
  • Fog Lights
  • Power Heated Mirrors
  • Keyless Entry System
  • Lighted Entry System
  • Overhead Console
  • Power Brakes
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Tinted Glass
  • 15 Inch Wheels
  • 3.0L V6 DOHC 24V FI Engine
  • Regular Unleaded Fuel Required
  • 4-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Tachometer
  • Alloy Wheels
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
  • Front Side Airbags
  • Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Cloth Seating
  • Power Driver’s Seat
  • Power Front Passenger Seat
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Steering
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Air Conditioning
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Intermittent Windshield Wipers
  • Power Windows
  • Power Door Locks
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • AM/FM/Cassette Audio System

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Available Optional Features


  • Compact Disc Changer
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Power Driver Seat w/Memory
  • Power Moonroof
  • Chrome Wheels
  • Leather Seating
  • Leather Steering Wheel Trim
  • AM/FM/Cassette/CD Audio System
  • Nakamichi Audio



  • Width: 70.5 in.
  • Height: 54.9 in.
  • Length: 190.2 in.
  • Ground clearance: 5.4 in.
  • Curb weight: 3378 lbs.
  • Wheel base: 105.1 in.


  • Rear hip Room: 53.4 in.
  • Rear head room: 36.2 in.
  • Rear leg room: 34.4 in.
  • Rear shoulder room: 54.1 in.


  • Base engine type: gas
  • Horsepower: 200 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Torque: 214 ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm
  • Turning circle: 36.7 ft.


  • Fuel type: gas
  • Fuel tank capacity: 18.5 gal. listing here


Lexus makes some of the world’s finest automobiles. The LS400 set the benchmark for luxury-sedan excellence when it was introduced, and the rest of the world is just now catching up. The SC300 and SC400 sport coupes have likewise set the automotive world on its ear by blowing the doors off of traditional luxury sport coupes like the Cadillac Eldorado and Mercury Mark VIII in terms of refinement and elegance. The Lexus ES300, on the other hand, was always considered a weak link in the mighty Lexus chain. Many automotive publications, including this one, have called the ES300 a Lexus for those who can’t afford the GS300, or a very nice Toyota Camry.

All of that changed in 1997 when the Camry and ES300 underwent significant redesigns. Thankfully Toyota decided that the Camry and ES300 should take divergent paths as far as styling and orientation were concerned. The result means that Lexus is finally blessed with an entry-level vehicle that deserves to wear the Lexus badge.

The most prominent feature of the ES300 has to be its aggressive snout, which juts forward with a large lower air dam and prominent fog lamps. The ES300’s deep character lines along the hood and door panels work well, giving this car a distinguished appearance that the former model was lacking.

The interior of the ES300 is a nice place to spend time thanks to a high level of refinement and an abundance of standard equipment. Fine luxury touches such as the optional Nakamichi stereo, fine leather upholstery, attractive walnut interior trim pieces and two-position memory seats will make BMW 3-Series owners wonder why they put up with cheap plastic and a tight fit.

Changes to the 1998 ES300 include the introduction of side-impact airbags and depowered side-impact airbags to the standard equipment roster. The ES300 also gets an engine immobilizer anti-theft system and the newly optional Nakamichi sound system that audiophiles have raved about in the LS400 for so long.

Driving the ES300 is fun because of the car’s ample horsepower and torque. The heavy front weight bias and soft suspension make the ES300 feel unstable while driving aggressively, but in most situations the car does fine.

It’s nice to see the people at Lexus taking their entry-level car seriously. If luxury with a touch of performance are what you are looking for, consider the ES300. It’s a nice car that costs less than much of the competition in the near-luxury market. listing here

Safety Features

Safety & Security

  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
  • Fog Lights
  • Front Side Airbags

Crash Test Results

NHTSA Ratings

  • 4 – starsPassenger
  • 4 – starsDriver
  • 5 – starsSide impact front
  • 4 – starsSide impact rear listing here


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1998 Lexus ES 300 4D Sedan

1998 Lexus ES Models Sedan  4dr Sdn  132000 miles

Location:  Syracuse, NY 13214

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Engine Type 3.0L Gas V6
Horsepower 200 @ 5200 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 214 @ 4400 RPM


Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 18.5 gal
Fuel Economy 19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 499.5 miles


Driven Wheels FWD
Transmission 4-Speed A/T


Rims 15 x 6 in.
Tires P205/65R15
Spare Tire Full Size Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 38.0 in. / 43.5 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 36.2 in. / 34.4 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 13.0 cubic ft.


Wheelbase 105.1 in.
Curb Weight 3319 lb.


  • ABS (4-Wheel)
  • Power Steering
  • Dual Power Seats
  • Air Conditioning
  • Tilt Wheel
  • Leather
  • Power Windows
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Moon Roof
  • Power Door Locks
  • Cassette
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Cruise Control
  • Dual Air Bags
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